- Reading level: Young Adult
- Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (June 1, 2010)
When best friends Dessy and Veronica arrive in Prague for a prestigious writing workshop, their priorities diverge. Dessy, fragile from a recent breakup, has come to mend her broken heart by honing her craft. Veronica has just dumped her boyfriend and plans to blow off the workshop. She'd rather master a different subject -- boys. Veronica gets right to work on her "man-wall" -- one paper cutout for every hot-dude she meets -- and embarks on her mission to cover a wall of their dorm by summer's end. At times, Dessy thinks her friend might be a genius. At others, Veronica seems more like an agent of chaos.
As if their love lives weren't complicated enough, soon a homicidal suitemate is bent on killing Veronica and Dessy, and both girls are hiding secrets that could wreck their friendship. Well, no one ever said breaking hearts was a simple craft. . . .
Dessy and Veronica were the perfect duo. Dessy was heartbroken after her first love laminated all of her flaws. That's right Laminated! While Dessy is trying to mend her heart, Veronica is on a mission to be a crazy hormonal teen(boy crazy).I did feel Veronica out shined Dessy's character. I thought this was going to be just a simple book of friendship and how to deal with life. Boy was I wrong. The turn in the plot was wonderful and unpredicted. Down right entertaining. The book kept at a great pace, were you felt you could grasp the thoughts of the characters. The end however was a bit rushed. I had quite a few unanswered questions. Which I felt should have been answered. All in all this was a great book. Perfect quick read. I didn't put this one down till it was done! Kristen is now in my favorite author's list.
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